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August 29, 2017
Realist Research workshop in Tunis, Tunisia
Global

From August 29th to September 1st, 2017, lead researchers Emilie Robert and Valéry Ridde conducted a workshop in Tunis with a team of …

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October 25, 2017
The UHC Partnership in Brisbane, Australia
Global

On October 25th, Denis Porignon and Dheepa Rajan from the UHC Partnership - together with lead investigators Emilie Robert and Valéry …

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December 04, 2017
Financing for UHC: Dr. Agnès Soucat on Devex
Global

“If we want an efficient system that provides services to the poorest and to the most disadvantaged, then public financing is essential …

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December 12, 2017
UHC Forum Side Event: Bold Moves
Global

Bold Moves: New Ways of Governance and Partnering for UHC Date: 12 December 2017 Tokyo Prince Hotel, Room: Takasago, 11th floor …

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November 20, 2017
Dr. Agnès Soucat on Building a 21st Century Ministry of Health
Global

Last year, WHO published “Strategizing national health in the 21st century: a handbook” to guide countries on managing complex demands …

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November 13, 2017
Realist Research: a Novel Lens for Investigating the UHC Partnership
Global

This summer, World Health Organization representatives gathered in Tunis, Tunisia with two lead investigators and a small team of …

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November 10, 2017
A Conversation with Gerard Schmets
Global

“We need certainly the political will. But nowadays, the political will is not the sake of one person only. It is usually a good, …

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October 16, 2017
Q&A: Why UHC makes for a good investment
Global

"'What our analysis shows is that UHC is both technically and financially possible,' Dr. Agnès Soucat, director of health systems, …

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September 01, 2017
The UHC-P enables Guinea to produce strategic planning documents: Dr. Mohamed Lamine Yansané
Guinea

In the 5th issue of the journal for the WHO's 67th Session of the Regional Committee for Africa, Dr. Mohamed Lamine Yansané, Health Policy …

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August 14, 2017
« Un événement majeur » : La signature du compact national de la santé en Guinée
Guinea

Le 7 Septembre 2016, le Ministère de la Santé en Guinée et ses partenaires ont signé un compact national de la santé, visant parmi …

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August 08, 2017
Atelier de formation et de concertation autour du dialogue politique pour la régionalisation avancée dans le secteur de santé au Maroc
Morocco

Le système de santé marocain fait face à un nombre croissant de défis, tant au niveau d’une transition démographique et …

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July 27, 2017
Facilitating dialogue to yield concrete results in Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste

In addition to being one of first countries to join the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership (UHC Partnership), …

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December 12, 2017
Universal Health Coverage Forum: Tokyo, Japan
Global

UHC Forum 2017 will be held on 12-15 December 2017 in Tokyo Prince Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, co-organized by the Government of Japan, JICA, the …

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July 19, 2017
Une approche inclusive pour les réformes du système de la santé au Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

Un an après un changement de gouvernement au Burkina Faso, une conférence-débat sur le Plan National de Développement Sanitaire (PNDS) …

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July 13, 2017
Supporting Decentralization in the DRC
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Health Development Plan was finalized on March 31st, 2016, and adopted four months later by …

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June 09, 2017
Confronting the crisis: Strengthening inter-sectorial dialogue in Burundi
Burundi

The multi-faceted crisis that engulfed Burundi in 2015 took a heavy toll on the country’s health system, jeopardizing progress on health …

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June 05, 2017
The UHC Partnership in Morocco: “An excellent tool for coordination and advocacy”
Morocco

Morocco is one of the newest member countries of the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership (UHC Partnership), which it …

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June 06, 2017
The Luxembourg - World Health Organization Bilateral meeting 2016: Strengthening a long-term partnership
Luxembourg

In December 2016, representatives from the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Development Cooperation and from the World …

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May 25, 2017
Book launch & evening cocktail: Strategizing national health in the 21st century - a handbook
Global

On the occasion of the 70th World Health Assembly, the Department of Health Systems Governance and Financing will be launching its flagship …

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April 25, 2017
Strategic Purchasing for UHC: unlocking the potential
Global

WHO’s Department of Health System Governance and Financing organises a global meeting on:   “Strategic Purchasing for …

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February 09, 2017
Health in all policies and health policies for all: The Universal Health Coverage Partnership’s support for ground-breaking health policy-making in Sudan
Sudan

Since the recent launch of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), everyone is talking about the need to adopt an integrated, …

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February 08, 2017
The National Core Standards for Health Establishments in South Africa
South Africa

The government of South Africa has committed itself to further progress on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Delivering quality health …

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February 08, 2017
How to effectively partner with the private sector to steer jointly towards UHC: Cabo Verde´s health regulatory system assessment
Cape Verde

The World Health Organization (WHO) supports its member states in leveraging legal frameworks to better steer a country towards Universal …

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January 26, 2017
Strategizing national health in the 21st century: a handbook
Global

Strategizing national health in the 21st century: a handbook   The 21st century has brought new challenges to the health …

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January 22, 2017
Breaking news: Health access hits the headlines in Tunisia
Tunisia

Conflicts, disasters and scandals – all too often, these are the type of stories about the health sector making it into the media …

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January 20, 2017
The new WHO Health Law Website
Global

http://www.who.int/health-laws/en/ Health laws matter immensely for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Many countries have made rapid …

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March 21, 2017
5th Annual Technical Meeting of the EU-Luxembourg-WHO UHC Partnership in Brussels
Global

Celebrate-Share-Innovate This year marks the 5th Year Anniversary of the EU-Luxembourg-WHO UHC Partnership, an unique programme with a …

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January 31, 2017
Training on realist research thinking: 31 Jan - 2 Feb 2017, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Global

WHO has partnered with University of Montreal and McGill University in order to conduct realist research work, with the aim to better …

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December 02, 2016
Bilateral Meeting: The government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg welcomes WHO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg, 2 December 2016
Global

WHO and Luxembourg meet every year to discuss and review the status of collaboration, alternatively in Geneva and Luxembourg.  This year, …

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July 07, 2016
Innovating for more effective policy dialogue: Regional Health Reviews in Senegal
Senegal

Is it still possible to innovate in a well-established and structured area such as political dialogue on health? The answer is affirmative: …

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December 14, 2016
The International Symposium on Universal Health Coverage: Health Systems Strengthening and Sustainable Financing
Lao PDR

One year on from the adoption of the new United Nation Post-2015 Agenda, the SDG dialogue keeps the light on Universal Health Coverage …

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November 14, 2016
EU-LUX-WHO UHC Partnership Contributions Showcased at the 4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Vancouver
Global

The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research takes place every two years, bringing together the full range of players involved in health …

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August 29, 2016
Moving swiftly towards access to quality healthcare for all: Liberia’s Health Equity Fund
Liberia

Liberians have, historically, struggled with severe shortcomings in access to quality healthcare, a challenge that was brought into focus …

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July 11, 2016
Universal health coverage in action at European Development Days
Belgium

This article was originally published on the EURO website, and can be accessed here.  During European Development Days (EDD) on 15–16 …

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March 11, 2016
How should we measure access to health care?
Global

This article by Jenny Lei Ravelo was originally published on Devex at the following link: …

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May 08, 2016
EU-WHO Partnership Showcase at the EU expo in Dili, Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste

EU-WHO Partnership Showcase at the EU expo in Dili, Timor-Leste The European Union (EU) Delegation, to Timor-Leste to mark its 7th …

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June 15, 2016
Universal Health Coverage at the center of the Sustainable Development Agenda
Global

Join international experts on 15 and 16 June 2016 to discuss Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a fundamental component of sustainable …

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April 13, 2016
Sustained impact and replicability: Luxembourg’s expectations for the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership
Luxembourg

“Our recent commitment to continue supporting the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership under its third phase shows how …

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April 12, 2016
Learning by reviewing: The UHC-P’s support to Sierra Leone’s National Health Sector Strategic Plan review
Sierra Leone

At a briefing to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 13 January 2016, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan proudly …

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March 30, 2016
EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership in Timor-Leste 2013–2015 report presented at the Regional Consultation on Health, the SDGs and the role of Universal Health Coverage: next steps in South East Asia, 30 March - 1 April 2016, New Delhi, India.
Timor-Leste

On the occasion of the ‘Regional Consultation on Health, the SDGs and the role of Universal Health Coverage: next steps in South East …

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April 20, 2016
Workshop 20-22 April, Sierra Leone: Building resilient sub-national health systems - Strengthening Leadership and Management Capacity of District Health Management Teams
Global

The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone has had a major impact on the health status of the …

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March 23, 2016
The EU-Lux-WHO UHC partnership: A ‘cutting-edge’ programme - A view from the European Union
Global

This article was written in collaboration with Dr Matthias Reinicke, Health Sector Advisor at the Directorate General International …

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February 24, 2016
A dynamic dialogue in a challenging context: Learning how to make health reform participatory in Mali
Mali

"A dialogue between Stakeholders is a structured discussion on specific issues of common interest between individuals from different …

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November 19, 2015
Lao becomes the 20th country to join the Universal Health Coverage Partnership with funding from Luxembourg
Lao PDR

On 19 November 2015, Lao PDR became the 20th country to join the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Partnership at a launch ceremony in …

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March 01, 2016
4th Technical Meeting of the EU-Luxembourg / WHO UHC Partnership in Barcelona
Global

The 27 countries of the UHC Partnership are planning to meet in Barcelona during the first week of March (1-3 March 2016) for an annual …

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November 26, 2015
National Health Forum in Moldova: Sustainable Development for Improving Public Health
Global

The National Health Forum, 4th Edition, was held at the Blu Leogrand Hotel in the Republic of Moldova on November 26th and November 27th. …

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November 19, 2015
Lao PDR, 19 Nov 2015: UHC Partnership officially launched in Vientiane, presided over by H.E. Minister of Public Health
Lao PDR

Lao PDR, 19 Nov 2015: UHC Partnership officially launched in Vientiane, presided over by H.E. Minister of Public

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September 11, 2015
Formation sur ‘Le Dialogue entre Parties Prenantes’
Mali

OMS Mali a organisé une formation sur ‘le dialogue entre parties prenantes’ avec le Collective Leadership Institute du 9 au 11 …

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December 01, 2015
Engineering Sierra Leone's Ebola journey from outbreak to recovery
Sierra Leone

Who would have thought just one year ago, when horror stories about the impact of the Ebola outbreak were hitting the international news …

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November 05, 2015
Towards A New National Health Policy in Niger
Niger

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, the Ministry of Public Health (MoH) in Niger has validated the country’s new national health policy (PNS) …

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November 05, 2015
The Institutional Audit of MSP in Niger: Basic Recipe for the Modernization of the Health System
Niger

In a regional context of a barely mastered Ebola epidemic the task of modernizing health systems in Africa is - undoubtedly - seen as a …

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November 01, 2015
Guinea’s continuous efforts towards health system recovery and resilience
Guinea

"... In this process, we benefited from a continuous support from WHO through the UHC Partnership with the EU on policy dialogue. When we …

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September 14, 2015
A historic step towards Health for All: Burkina Faso's new universal health insurance law
Burkina Faso

Ensuring health access for all is not only the heart of the partnership EU-LUX-WHO partnership on universal health coverage (UHC …

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September 11, 2015
Realist research: working session with University of Montreal and McGill University, 11-18 September 2015, Geneva
Global

Policy dialogue and national health planning are cross-cutting, overarching issues which affect different areas of the health system in …

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September 21, 2015
Guinea, 21 Sept-10 Oct 2015.: A tri-level joint WHO mission to support planning in districts and regions.
Global

In agreement with the Ministry of Health in Guinea, a joint WHO mission will take place in Conakry from 21 September until 10 October …

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June 09, 2015
Resilient health system in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone (Accra, 9-11 June 2015)
Global

A technical meeting to support Ebola-affected countries on the recovery and resilience plans with a focus on Gavi, the Global Fund and …

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April 27, 2015
Community participation for community health in the making
Chad

With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline fast approaching, negotiations are in full swing towards September’s finalization …

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April 20, 2015
How to achieve value for money through proximity coaching – a UHC partnership success story in Togo
Togo

In the midst of this year’s intensified global discussions and debate about the new sustainable development goals and financing for …

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March 26, 2015
EU-Lux-WHO UHC partnership meeting | 11th – 13th March, Brazzaville, Congo: Paving new roads on the way to Universal Health Coverage
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Since its inception in 2011, the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership has been supporting selected countries to …

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April 06, 2015
Follow-up meeting in Liberia (6-8 April 2015) to continue efforts for rebuilding resilient health systems
Global

In March/ April, three meetings will be organised with the support of the EU-Luxemburg-WHO partnership on Universal Health Coverage in …

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April 01, 2015
Follow-up meeting in Guinea (1-3 April 2015) to continue efforts for rebuilding resilient health systems
Global

In March/ April, three meetings will be organised with the support of the EU-Luxemburg-WHO partnership on Universal Health Coverage in …

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March 25, 2015
Follow-up meeting in Sierra Leone (25-26 March 2015) to continue efforts for rebuilding resilient health systems
Global

In March/ April, three meetings will be organised with the support of the EU-Luxemburg-WHO partnership on Universal Health Coverage in …

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March 11, 2015
Orientation of new HSS experts under the EU- Lux-WHO partnership on UHC | 11th – 13th March 2015, Brazzaville, Congo
Global

The EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal health coverage Partnership, which is a collaborative arrangement between the World Health Organization …

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March 05, 2015
An active policy dialogue forum towards universal coverage and health for all
Global

When it comes to health, no one should be left behind: each and every person matters. This is the premise behind Viet Nam’s commitment to …

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January 23, 2015
WHO helps countries develop solid national plans for eradicating Ebola
Global

Declared as the year for international development, 2015 certainly started with 3 weeks of powerful health action. From Jan. 9-23, the …

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February 02, 2015
Innovative ways of strengthening DRC's health system
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The reform process of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) health sector reached an important milestone on Friday, December 12, 2014 with …

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January 19, 2015
EU-LUX-WHO UHC partnership in action: Embarking on 3 missions for health systems resilience in Ebola-affected countries
Guinea

21,206 confirmed cases, 8,386 resulting deaths and counting. These were the startling figures on the Ebola virus published by the World …

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January 20, 2015
National Planning Meeting in Sierra Leone (20-23 January 2015)
Global

Through national planning meetings in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone the EU-Luxemburg-WHO partnership on Universal Health Coverage …

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January 09, 2015
National Planning Meeting in Liberia (9-16 January 2015)
Global

Through national planning meetings in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone the EU-Luxemburg-WHO partnership on Universal Health Coverage …

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January 19, 2015
National Planning Meeting in Guinea (19-21 January 2015)
Global

Through national planning meetings in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone the EU-Luxemburg-WHO partnership on Universal Health Coverage …

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January 19, 2015
National planning meeting in Guinea (19-21 January)
Guinea

Through national planning meetings in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone the EU-Luxemburg-WHO partnership on Universal Health Coverage …

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December 15, 2014
Momentum for Universal Health Coverage in Sudan
Sudan

As part of the EU-LUX-WHO Partnership, national and international speakers attended a conference on UHC in Sudan in January 2014. …

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November 28, 2014
Joining forces: 4 prescriptions for healthy partnerships
Spain

The below Devex article by Sibylle Koenig explores public-private partnerships and stabilizing public health systems as discussed at the …

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November 26, 2014
A View from the European Union
Belgium

This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Matthias Reinecke, the health sector advisor of the Directorate General Development and …

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November 20, 2014
Where there’s a will, there are many ways: Healthy systems and disease-tailored interventions
Spain

The theme for this year’s 45th Union World Conference for Lung Health, recently concluded in Barcelona, was "Community-driven solutions …

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November 11, 2014
Providing Health Services in Yemen Despite Insecurity
Yemen

Yemen has faced a deteriorating security situation following its political uprising in 2011. The Southwest Asian nation is currently …

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October 27, 2014
Health financing takes shape in Mozambique
Mozambique

A workshop on health financing was held in April 2014 in Mozambique, with technical inputs from the WHO, the World Bank and USAID. …

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October 21, 2014
Transforming health care in Tunisia with community-driven programmes
Tunisia

Dr Chedly Maksoudi volunteered to participate in the Citizens’ Jury for health because he was concerned that health services were …

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October 07, 2014
Partnership-run session on health policy dialogue at 3rd Global Symposium for Health Systems Research ends with praise for WHO
Global

The EU-Luxemburg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership (UHC partnership) ran a well-attended session entitled ‘Policy dialogue: …

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October 02, 2014
3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa
Global

Read the Abstract of the Event by Clicking Here EU-Luxemburg-WHO Partnership hosts an organized session at the 3rd Global Symposium on …

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September 26, 2014
Unions Lead Health Forum in Niger
Niger

From January 28 to 29, a forum was jointly organized by two major healthcare sector labor unions in Niger , the Unique Labor Union of …

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September 23, 2014
Technical Meeting in Hammamet Brings Together Participants from 20 Countries
Global

The 3rd Annual Technical Meeting of the EU-Luxembourg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership took place from September 16 to 18 in …

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September 14, 2014
Liberia’s Achievements in Health Care Financing Reform
Liberia

The UHC Partnership in Liberia has facilitated great progress in decentralized and harmonized county-level planning, and health care …

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September 17, 2014
Support for preparing a health financing strategy in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

WHO leadership in Burkina Faso steadily brought convergence towards joint government support for the elaboration of a universal health …

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September 09, 2014
Cape Verde Makes Strides in Health Financing with National Compact
Cape Verde

Two major domains of activity this year with the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) partnership in Cape Verde are health financing, and health …

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August 28, 2014
A New Public Health Law in DRC
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The revision of the current public health law in DRC may have a large impact on the health situation of the country by introducing the …

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September 16, 2014
3rd Annual Technical Meeting of the EU-Luxemburg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership
Global

16-18 September 2014, Hammamet,

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August 21, 2014
Mali Moves Forward with Universal Health Coverage
Mali

In spite of the difficult socio-political and economic situation that faces Mali, the Government continues to pursue its efforts towards …

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August 12, 2014
Resolving the Lack of Health Personnel in Guinea
Guinea

According to the six pillars established by the WHO, the presence of health staff is one of the most important priorities to ensure the …

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August 01, 2014
An Opportunity for Chad
Chad

In 2014, Chad, a landlocked country with major health challenges for 12 million inhabitants, benefits from an unparalleled opportunity to …

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June 13, 2014
Citizens’ Jury concludes in Tunisia with key recommendations for a 15-year health sector policy and plan
Tunisia

The setting was the soft sand, clear blue skies, and sunshine of the Kerkennah Islands off the southern coast of Tunisia – but instead of …

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August 04, 2014
Strengthening Health Policy Dialogue in Senegal
Senegal

In September 2012, Senegal became one of the first countries to join the EU-WHO-LUX Universal Health Coverage Partnership and laid out an …

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July 14, 2014
A More Inclusive Health Reform Process in Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste

In 2013, a three year Programme started in Timor-Leste under the EU-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership. The aim of this Programme is …

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May 15, 2014
AFRO Meeting for the EU-LUX-WHO Partnership on UHC
Global

Concept-note-for-the-AFRO-meet-the-EU-15-16-May-2014-FINAFRO 1

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May 06, 2014
Multisectoral budget tracking workshop for Francophone Africa kicks off in Dakar
Global

6-9 MAY 2014 | DAKAR, SENEGAL More than 75 representatives of national parliaments from health and budget committees, civil society, …

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May 19, 2014
How Togo use of free data is revolutionazing its healthcare system
Austria

  At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos …

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April 02, 2014
Annual Progress Review Meeting between WHO, EU, and Luxemburg
Global

Geneva, Switzerland

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September 16, 2014
3rd Annual Technical Meeting: EU-Luxemburg-WHO Universal Health Coverage Partnership
Tunisia

Hammamet, Tunisia

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January 02, 2014
Health Reform by and for Tunisian Citizens
Tunisia

"The people have a right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care." …

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February 04, 2014
2014 Groundbreaking Year for Health Policy Dialogue
Republic of Moldova

  Along with many other countries, Republic of Moldova now faces a double burden of disease.  Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and …

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March 01, 2014
Lack of Health Practitioners in Sierra Leone Causes Roadblock
Sierra Leone

In November 2009, Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma launched a historic National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSP), a five …

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